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Red-Banded Hairstreak

Posted by misssherry Z8/9MS (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 16:35

I think this is probably the best picture I've ever gotten of a red-banded hairstreak. They're so tiny, you have to get the camera up close to them to see anything, and with this $100 point and shoot camera of mine, the conditions have to be just right to get a crisp picture.
It's on lantana. We had a thread about our favorite nectar plant in the spring, and I said it was lantana. That hasn't changed a bit! Today I saw a titan shinx moth, three red-banded hairstreaks, numerous skippers, a giant swallowtail, a gulf frit, a male tiger swallowtail, a common checkered skipper, a pipevine swallowtail, a spicebush swallowtail, a cloudless sulphur, several sleepy oranges, and several Carolina satyrs on my big lantana bush at one time. Nothing really beats it!
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Sherry


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RE: Red-Banded Hairstreak

Fantastic photo!


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RE: Red-Banded Hairstreak

Conditions must have been "just right" when you shot this one!

Bob


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RE: Red-Banded Hairstreak

Beautiful. I'm seeing more Red Banded Hairstreaks this year. But, the Olive Hairstreak number are still low.


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I'd be happy with any number of any green hairstreak, Runmede! :)
Sherry


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RE: Red-Banded Hairstreak

Beautiful! That grey and pink together is just lovely. My big hairstreak find this year was a hickory. Although I was told I would have to dissect it to confirm. Sometimes I wonder about this hobby/obsession of mine.
Nice photo,
Elisabeth


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wow. beautiful-great shot


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